Street Art x Photography Mashup


Austrian and French street artists Jana + JS paint portraits of themselves in European cities, taking photos of unsuspecting travelers. The dialog between their artworks and the city dwellers creates a funny juxtaposition.

“We use stencil as painting technique, and photography is the basis of our artwork,” says Jana + JS. “Our style is neat and precise; it stands in between photography and painting.

“Our artwork's influences are the city, the people living in the city, and people observing the city mostly through some kind of mirror game, ‘mise-en-abyme’ or transparency.”

















Jana + JS’ website
Interview via [Diversidad]






November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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